Exclusive First Listen: Amy Jack’s “Clutch”
“It’s all about those people in your life that you can depend on and make you feel supported.”
The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the song title “Clutch,” was a clutch hitter in baseball, the dependable player in the toughest of situations. So who is your clutch person?
I’ve always been a sports lover, and I love this question! I’d have to say that my brother was my clutch person. He was always my №1 supporter in all that I’ve done and although he recently passed away, I often think of what he would say or do in certain moments. He’s dearly missed and I wish he could have heard the new song.
What inspired the write?
I heard an announcer say it during a game, and I love the term. It stuck with me, and I decided to draw inspiration from it, and tell the story of an average man who goes above and beyond for the ones he loves.
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What message do you hope fans take away from the song?
I hope that someone feels inspired to take action in their lives and do something for others. Whether it’s a small gesture for a stranger or going the extra mile at home or at their job, I want people to be inspired to come in clutch for those they care about.
“Cozy at Home,” your latest release, is a song to get us through the wintertime. You shared that your favorite winter activity is sledding, “the cool air on your face and the rush of speeding down the hill is one that I’ll never get tired of.” Can you share some other winter favorites?
I look forward to the Super Bowl every year, it’s so much fun gathering with friends and family watching the game. It’s the extra push that we all need to get through some of the coldest days of winter. I also love cozy drinks, like hot chocolate and hot herbal tea with honey and lemon. It’s so soothing and almost feels like a dessert.
Cozy at Home, the Spotify playlist (including Jordan Davis’ “Next Thing You Know”) — how did you select the songs?
I just wanted to add songs that put everyone in a good mood when they listen to it. I added some of my favorites, and I hope that they become new favorites for listeners.
About Amy Jack:
Introducing Amy Jack, Amy Jack’s debut album, was produced by country music legend and GRAMMY-Award winning artist Merle Haggard. One of the final projects the late 38-time no.1 singer/songwriter produced, Introducing Amy Jack continues to uphold Haggard’s legacy with a country sound that’s honest and thought provoking. Featuring a cover of Haggard’s “Got Lonely Too Early,” Jack co-wrote ten of the tracks on the album. “Merle taught me the value in being honest,” Jack shared on her experience working with the country music icon as he helped perfect her authentic country sound.
A native of Oklahoma she was raised by a family of music teachers, Amy sings with ease and conviction. “Music is the most powerful mover in the world,” she believes. Jack currently lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in North Texas, and she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in TV/Radio/Film. Knowing radio first hand, her career took off as an account executive for iHeart Media and Cumulus, which has elevated her knowledge of music standards and helped her to land placement on multiple iHeartMedia stations.
Jack’s music speaks to the masses, proven by a successful track record of power features. Her song, “For The Love of the Game” was prominently featured on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Committee’s ‘Road to Rio’ Tour, in addition to a featurette for Kobe Bryant on FOX Sports and the ESPN Network during March Madness the same year. Her song, “Shake And Bake” was featured in a Fox Sports segment for NFL star and Heisman Trophy winner, Baker Mayfield. Fan-favorite track, “Born To Lead,” was featured as the soundtrack to the NCAA’s Lombardi Awards.
With the helpful guidance of the iconic Merle Haggard and her expertise in the industry she has established, Amy Jack brings passion and heart to each of her songs, proving her music can bring together all corners of our culture.